€58 million project towards affordable housing underway

€58 million have been allocated for works on 16 sites in 9 different localities towards the building of 768 apartments, 270 garages, and 350 car spaces. The project is being implemented by Malita Investments PLC when it comes to financing and Projects Plus Ltd when it comes to consultation.

During a presentation for which the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Ian Borg was present it was explained that the project includes a site in Luqa, a site in Attard, a site in Siġġiewi, 2 sites in Qrendi, a site in Birkirkara, a site in Msida, a site in Żurrieq, 4 sites in Kirkop, a site in Cospicua, and 2 sites in Żebbuġ (Malta). 11 out of these 16 sites are at construction stage.

Minister Ian Borg stated that if the country truly wants to see tangible improvement then the government needs to ensure that the people have access to affordable housing of appropriate quality.

Minister Borg also said that in the meantime, the government is carrying out various investments including the rehabilitation of abandoned buildings by the GHRC.

Last week, the vision of the first National Housing System in Malta was launched by the Minister for Social Accommodation Roderick Galdes.